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Equality & Diversity

"The University's diversity plays a key role in sustaining its academic excellence"

Vice Chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz


Welcome to Equality & Diversity

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

The commitment applies to all protected groups and is underpinned by the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and Combined Equality Scheme (CES).

In recognition of the University's commitment to progressing equality and diversity, it has received the following awards:

Equality Duty Requirements

In line with requirements under the Equality Act 2010, the University has published the Equality & Diversity Information Report 2012/13. This incorporates data on staff and student matters at the University of Cambridge.

The University has also approved Equality Objectives (revised February 2013) in response to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.


Latest news

Women's Staff Network Bulletin

8 December 2014

Read the December 2014 Issue

Annual Race Equality Lecture 2014

3 November 2014

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater: Remembering the benefits of Multi-Cultural Britain with Bonnie Greer OBE. The vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge has criticised the “ever more parochial” attitude to immigration in the UK. Read the full article here in the Times Higher Education